First Quarter 2016

Introductory material


January 2016

January 2016 including 2016 week 1, 2016 week 2, 2016 week 3, 2016 week 4, 2016 week 5, and 2016 week 6 can be connected.

February 2016

February 2016 including part of 2016 week 6, 2016 week 7, 2016 week 8, 2016 week 9, and 2016 week 10 can be connected.

March 2016

March 2016 including part of 2016 week 10, 2016 week 11, 2016 week 12, 2016 week 13, and part of 2016 week 14 can be connected.

January 3 – Following the fallout caused by the execution of Nimr al-Nimr, Iran ends its diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia.[3] January 8 – Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world's most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison in Brazil.[4] January 16 – The International Atomic Energy Agency announces that Iran has adequately dismantled its nuclear weapons program, allowing the United Nations to lift sanctions immediately.[5] January 28 – The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika virus.[6]

February[edit] February 7 – North Korea launches a long-range rocket into space, violating multiple UN treaties and prompting condemnation from around the world.[7] February 12 – Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill sign an Ecumenical Declaration in the first such meeting between leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches since their split in 1054.[8]

March[edit] March 14 – The ESA and Roscosmos launch the joint ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter on a mission to Mars.[9] March 21 – The International Criminal Court finds former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the first time the ICC convicted someone of sexual violence.[10] March 22 – Three coordinated bombings in Brussels, Belgium kill at least 32 and injure at least 250. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attacks.[11] March 24 – Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic is sentenced to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War.[12]

Other history

Other periods of history including other modern history can be connected.

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Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social mechanics can be connected.

Peoples of the world

Peoples of the word including nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be connected.

Nations such as Ukraine, Tanzania, Argentina, Kenya, Poland, Algeria, Canada, Iraq, Uganda, Morocco, Sudan, Peru, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ghana, North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Benin, Austria, Honduras, United Arab Emirates, South Sudan, Switzerland, Israel, Tajikistan, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Libya, Paraguay, Jordan, Laos, El Salvador, Togo, Nicaragua, Eritrea, Denmark, Kyrgystan, Slovakia, Finland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Turkmenistan, Norway, Central African Republic, Ireland, Georgia can be connected.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization including Anglic peoples, Latin peoples, Germanic peoples, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Spain can be connected. Cities such as New York City can be connected.

Anglic peoples including Anglo-American peoples can be connected. The United Kingdom can be connected. Cities such as Mexico City can be connected. Anglo-American peoples such as those of United States can be connected.

Latin peoples including Italian, French, Hispanic and Lusitanic peoples can be connected. Colombia can be connected.

Italian peoples such as those of Italy can be connected.

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

Hispanic peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected.

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany can be connected.

Northeast European peoples such as those of Russia can be connected.

Asiatic peoples

Asiatic peoples including Middle Eastern, South Asian , Oriental peoples, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Burma can be connected. Cities such as Seoul can be connected.

Middle Eastern peoples including Egyptian and Persian peoples can be connected. Turkey can be connected. Egypt can be connected. Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected.

South Asian peoples such as those of India and Pakistan can be connected. Bangladesh can be connected. India can be connected. Pakistan can be connected.

Oriental peoples such as those of China and Japan can be connected. South Korea can be connected. Cities such as Tokyo can be connected.

China can be connected. Japan can be connected.

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples including Mainland Southeast Asian peoples and Southeast Asian Island peoples can be connected. Thailand can be connected.

Mainland Southeast Asian peoples such as those of Vietnam can be connected.

Southeast Asian Island peoples such as those of Indonesia can be connected. The Philippines can be connected.Indonesia can be connected.

African peoples

African peoples including Eastern African, Western African, and Central African peoples can be connected. South Africa can be connected. Eastern African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected. Western African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected. Central African peoples such as those of Congo DR can be connected.

American Indian peoples

American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian peoples, South American Indian peoples, and North Amerian Indian peoples can be connected. Colombia can be connected.

Middle American Indian peoples including Southwestern American Indian peoples can be connected. Mexico can be connected. Southwestern American Indian peoples such as those of the southwestern United States can be connected.

South American Indian peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected.

North American Indian peoples such as those of the United States can be connected.


Cities such as Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris, Nagoya, Lima, Chicago, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Chennai, Bengaluru, London, Saigon, Donguan, Hyderabad, Chengdu, Lahore, Jonannesburg, Tehran, Essen, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Ahmedabad, Chongqing, Baghdad, Hangzhou, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Santiago, Dallas, San Francisco, Quanzhou, Miami, Shenyang, Belo Horizonte, Philadelphia, Nanjing, Madrid, Houston, Xian, Milan can be connected.

Major cities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, and Mumbai can be connected.

Social mechanics

Social mechanics including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.

Social change

Social change including particular changes and movements, social change factors, and social change processes can be connected.

Particular changes and movements including stone age developments and the agricultural revolution can be connected. Agrarian developments including bronze age developments, American civilization, early iron age developments, late iron age developments, and modernization can be connected. The industrial revolution including the early industrial revolution, middle industrial revolution, and late industrial revolution can be connected.

Social change factors including cultural change, demographic change, and natural change can be connected. Institutional change can be connected.

Social change processes including innovation, transmission, adaptation, and extinction can be connected.

Social types including horticultural societies and hunting and gathering societies can be connected. Industrial societies can be connected. Agrarian societies can be connected.

Social structure including class structure, institutional structure, cultural structure, and anthropological structure can be connected. Community and regional structure can be connected.


Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family studies can be connected.


Religion including particular religions, religous organization, religous practice, and religious belief can be connected.

Particular religions of the world including pagan religion can be connected. Abrahamic religion including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism can be connected. Asian religion including Indian religion, East Asian religion, and Persian religion can be connected. Secularism can be connected.

Religious organization can be connected. Religious practice can be connected. Religous belief can be connected.


Government including particular govenments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected.

Particular governments including international government, national government, and local government can be connected. Government activity including state relations, administration, and succession can be connected. Government structure including government forms, executive systems, legislative systems, judicial systems, and political parties and interest groups can be connected. Law including international law, Western law, Asian law, and tribal law can be connected.

Economics including industries and economic activity can be connected. Economic systems including economic system behavior, economic system types, networks, and firms can be connected.

Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected. Family studies including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage can be connected.


Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected.

Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected. Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature, graphic arts, and language can be connected. Material culture including miscellaneous artifacts, communications technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be connected.


Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be connected.

Particular groups can be connected. Human geography including Asian geography, European geography, African geography, North American geography, South American geography, and Oceanic geography can be connected. Human ecology including human effects on the environment, relations with other life forms, and environmental effects on people can be connected. Physical anthroplogy including human dispersion, racial variation, and human origins can be connected. Demography including population change, population size and structure, migration, death, and birth and fertility can be connected. Social foundations including social group behavior, social group types, social control, social interaction, and social presentation can be connected.

Personal studies including psychology and the human body can be connected. Biography can be connected.

Science including biology, earth science, astronomy, and chemistry can be connected. Physics including the structure of matter, quantum physics, relativity, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and mechanics can be connected.

Created 5 Apr 2016 Last updated 3 Apr 2017